But back to the art. We hele’d from Amigo’s (see post here for the latest tequila menu) just in time to get fancy for the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s second annual installment of Art=Mixx. This time it was a runway edition, celebrating fashion in futuristic, artistic and cultural forms. The show included Koa Johnson with Kojo Couture and videos by Josh Meridith, Juicy with his Vulture.com line and videos by Tom Sewell and Jenny Jensen with her Solstice Scheherazade collection and videos by Jaisy Hanlon. Special guest Maui shoe designer Teri Edmonds contributed high fashion footwear as well.
I sniffed at psychedelics in chocolate and perused champagne tailgates as we strolled through the crowds and spocked out the trunk show. All the fashionistas were out in full force: I spied Larissa Williams in a fresh black and white striped LeRu Couture handmade gown, Marissa Meyer in a hand-painted and dyed silk column and Paul Janes-Brown in a dapper white suit strutting his bow tie stuff in the tie competition.
I clamored unsuccessfully for cold beverages and relegated myself to the drinking fountain as things got heated at the MACC. The whole Yokouchi Pavillion turned into a pumping Las Vegas nightclub after the last act onstage, which was the place to be when solstice turned dark.
Later we cruised Lower Main in search of snacks but were unceremoniously turned away at Tiffany’s, where the steak bite hour ended at 11pm. Then the live music coming from Steel Horse Saloon caught our fancy, so we closed the solstice night over Michelob ultras and an IRL zombie bar brawl.
Part 5 of A #Maui Midsummer Solstice Marathon of Art and Soul